Batman #40
(April-May 1947)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1947-02-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The 13 Club (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit verified by Burnley, inker credit verified by Paris, and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

R Is for Rabbit (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

The 13 Club! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Gene McDonald
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artist credits verified by Dick Sprang.

Doug Mills (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of Batman II (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron ?
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Gene McDonald
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred; Commissioner James Gordon; Beetle Boles (villain, introduction); Henry Bush (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artist credits verified by Sprang.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Nabisco Shredded Wheat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Jimminy and the Magic Book; More Fun Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Melody of Murder (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Neill
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Prof. Pipp / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Farr
Pencils
Jack Farr
Inks
Jack Farr
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Farr

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wholesale dealer in star dust...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Plastic Wood / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Grand Opera Murders! (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron ?
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Gene McDonald
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Colin Vanning (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Dick Sprang.

Two of America's Most Famous Boys! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Star Spangled Comics; Robin; Adventure Comics; Superboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Gahoon / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The 13 Club
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. R Is for Rabbit
  4. 3. The 13 Club!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. Doug Mills
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Case of Batman II
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Nabisco Shredded Wheat
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Jimminy and the Magic Book; More Fun Comics
  9. 8. Melody of Murder
  10. 9. ["Wholesale dealer in star dust..."]
    Prof. Pipp
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Wood
  12. 11. The Grand Opera Murders!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  13. 12. Two of America's Most Famous Boys!
    Star Spangled Comics; Robin; Adventure Comics; Superboy
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Gahoon
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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